Wacom Co., Ltd. announced Wednesday the PHU-111 Wacom Clipboard, a smartpad that lets users complete and sign documents using standard paper forms with ink and converts the documents to a digital version in real-time.
As part of Wacom’s family of signature solutions, biometric handwritten signatures can also be captured and attached. The digital documents can then be saved to local PCs, or uploaded immediately to servers or the cloud for easy document management.
For businesses like service, healthcare, insurance industries and public sectors that still want or need to use paper forms but want to archive digitally, the Wacom Clipboard provides a secure and easy way to instantaneously digitize and save these paper documents without changing current paper-based workflows.
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The electronic clipboard pairs with a host PC or a mobile device via Bluetooth – an option for USB connectivity is available in PC environments.
When a user places a document onto the Wacom Clipboard, the integrated barcode reader automatically identifies the document and communicates to the PC or mobile device so that the corresponding digital document can be called up.
Using the included inking pen, the user can fill out the paper form as they normally would. All the strokes made by the pen on the smartpad are captured and streamed in real-time to the host device and immediately applied to the digital document.
The key to the Wacom Clipboard is Wacom’s EMR (Electro-Magnetic Resonance) technology, which produces high quality digital handwriting performance and biometric electronic signatures that are attached to the digital document.
The Wacom Clipboard will be ready to ship in the end of July. Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan.